OKI Regional Council of Governments

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration is awarding the first grants to this region since the ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky earned a Marine Highway designation.

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A portion of the Ohio River including the ports of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and down river to Paducah is being designated as a Marine Highway by the Federal Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration.

Michael Keating

A group that coordinates regional transportation efforts - like funding a new Brent Spence Bridge - is in Washington D.C. this week. Members of the OKI Regional Council of Governments meet each year with lawmakers from the three-state region.

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There's a new online tool for anyone who's wondered if solar panels are a good investment for their property.

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The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) wants to hear what you think should top the region's transportation priority list. The agency is asking people to fill out an eight question survey on short and long term transportation needs.

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 UPDATE:  The OKI board unanimously approved the funding plan at its meeting Thursday morning.

The OKI Regional Council of Governments board will vote Thursday on a first-of-its kind financing plan to rebuild the Interstate 71/Martin Luther King interchange.

OKI Director Mark Policinski says the plan calls for a loan from the state infrastructure bank.